Remembering Englewood’s Mordecai (Morty) Katz, z”l

Dr. Monique and Mordecai Katz

Remembering Englewood’s Mordecai (Morty) Katz, z”l By Rabbi Kenneth Brander | April 08, 2021 The Jewish community has lost a gentle giant with the passing of Mordecai Katz, of blessed memory. Better known among both colleagues and friends as Morty, he was a lifelong champion of Jewish education, working alongside his wife, Dr. Monique (Nicky) …

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Parashat Tazria-Metzora: Eviction Affliction

Parashat Tazria-Metzora: Eviction Affliction Rav Jonathan Bailey attended Yeshivat Hamivtar from 1997-2002 and received his rabbinic ordination through Ohr Torah Stone’s Joseph & Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary from Rav Shlomo Riskin and Rav Chaim Brovender, as well as from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. He now teaches full-time at Midreshet HaRova, and recently published his first …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Tazria-Metzora 5781

Parshat Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” (Leviticus 12:3) The mitzva of circumcision in the portion of Tazria appears in the midst of the discussion of the impure and pure periods immediately following childbirth. Furthermore, our Sages …

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